I do not wish to be any part of this debacle about h0m0666ual, but I wish to call to attention that something similar has happened before and on a much larger scale. Anyone who as ever read the novel Black Like Me by journalist John Howard Griffin knows the story.
For those who haven’t the extraordinarily controversial book, Mr. Griffin (a white man) uses various techniques to darken his skin. He does nothing else to alter his appearance besides darkening his skin.
He maintained his altered appearance for six weeks in 1959 while traveling through several racially segregated states.
His aim in this endeavor was to understand the plights of African Americans in the United States.
This man received both letters of support and incredible threats, the latter forcing him to move to Mexico for a time for safety.